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  • GRAFFITI HELPS REV UP RHINO ORPHANAGE CAMPAIGN
    May 27, 2015 Press Releases

    GRAFFITI HELPS REV UP RHINO ORPHANAGE CAMPAIGN

    Graffiti, a creative marketing services company that has pioneered the field of transit branding, has used its high impact head-turning wrapping to help rev up awareness of First Car Rental’s campaign for The Rhino Orphanage - a Limpopo-based NPO.… more...
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  •   Mr Mike Whitfield, Managing Director of Nissan South Africa and Mr Tim Abbott, Managing Director of BMW Group South Africa at a charging station for use by both Nissan and BMW vehicles.
    May 27, 2015 Press Releases

    BMW South Africa and Nissan South Africa join…

    Rosslyn. Two of South Africa’s most innovative vehicle manufacturers have joined forces to advance electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) adoption. BMW Group South Africa (BMW SA) and Nissan South Africa (NSA) today signed a… more...
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  • Avis helps put the planet on the road to good health
    May 27, 2015 Press Releases

    Avis helps put the planet on the road to good…

    In minimising its impact on the environment, and promoting a sustainable future, Avis has committed itself to saving water by harvesting water in their wash bays at the Avis Head Office and Avis offices at Cape Town International, King Shaka… more...
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  • Porsche chooses MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2 for its 911 GT3 RS launch
    May 27, 2015 Press Releases

    Porsche chooses MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2

    At the launch of its new 911 GT3 RS, Porsche AG will equip all of the cars with MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2 ultra-high-performance tyres in 265/35 ZR20 front and 325/30 ZR21 rear sizes. Blurring the line between motorsport and road tyres, the… more...
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  • Iveco’s TechPro2 youth training programme arrives in South Africa
    May 27, 2015 Press Releases

    Iveco’s TechPro2 youth training programme arrives…

    Iveco, the global commercial vehicle maker, which is part of the CNH Industrial group, has further emphasised its long-term commitment to South Africa by launching an innovative youth education programme which will help the country to develop much… more...
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  • UD Trucks demonstrates commitment to Southeast Asia as company turns 80
    May 23, 2015 Press Releases

    UD Trucks demonstrates commitment to Southeast…

    trusted legacy in region continues with enhanced Quester line Singapore, May 21, 2015 – In celebration of its 80th anniversary this year, Japanese transportation solutions provider UD Trucks has opened a new 3,000 sq ft UD Experience Centre in Ageo,… more...
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  • HUGE GRANTS FOR ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLES IN THE USA AND THE UK
    May 23, 2015 Press Releases

    HUGE GRANTS FOR ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLES IN THE USA…

    WHY NOT FOR SOUTH AFRICA? Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, announced today that it has been awarded a grant of $1,009,220 from the California Energy Commission (CEC). With matching commitment from Zero, over… more...
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  • The QCIC fuel management solution
    May 20, 2015 Press Releases

    Reducing costs related to fuel theft through…

    19 May, 2015: Fuel theft and wastage place increasing pressure on fleet managers, whose bottom lines are already under severe strain from rising fuel costs. Innovative new fuel measurement technology from leading asset management solutions provider… more...
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  • Celebrating those responsible for building a future we can all be proud of
    May 20, 2015 Press Releases

    Celebrating those responsible for building a…

    Johannesburg, South Africa: People make the impossible, possible; and when REDISA (Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa Plan) was gazetted, only a handful saw the potential of waste management in the country, while others… more...
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  • Dr. Mehran Zarrebini is pictured at the REDISA Awards Ceremony with the Minister of Water & Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa.  Representing The Mathe Group, Dr Zarrebini received a recognition award from the Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA) to mark its contribution towards recycling used tyres that are becoming a major environmental hazard in South Africa.
    May 20, 2015 Press Releases

    Mathe Group Wins REDISA Recognition Award

    The Mathe Group received a Recognition Award from the Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA) on Friday night (May 15, 2015) to mark its contribution towards recycling used tyres that are becoming a major environmental… more...
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  • PREPARE FOR GROWTH, OIL INDUSTRY TOLD
    May 20, 2015 Press Releases

    PREPARE FOR GROWTH, OIL INDUSTRY TOLD

    The North Sea oil and gas industry has been urged to buck the trend and prepare for growth in the near future. Attendees at an event organised by subsea intervention and commercial diving specialists K.D. Marine in Aberdeen recently, heard an… more...
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  • Matrix’s Crash Alert - providing fast assistance in emergencies when on the roads
    May 20, 2015 Press Releases

    Matrix’s Crash Alert - providing fast assistance…

    Get the right help as quickly as possible 18 May 2015; According to the South African Medical Research Council, 15 993 deaths transpire on South Africa’s road each year. In fact in April 2015 alone, nearly 700 people died on the roads during the peak… more...
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  • John Thomson of Exhibition Management Services, organisers of Africa’s Big Seven
    May 17, 2015 Events

    Start Business Networking now! – Register to…

    Visitor registration for the Southern African International Trade Exhibition (SAITEX), Africa’s biggest business opportunities event, is now open. The exhibition just gets bigger and better each year, offering visitors many exciting ‘firsts’, in… more...
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  • TRUCK COMPETENCE ONCE AGAIN AN IMPORTANT FEATURE OF AUTOMECHANIKA JOHANNESBURG
    May 17, 2015 Press Releases

    TRUCK COMPETENCE ONCE AGAIN AN IMPORTANT FEATURE…

    Truck Competence has been a dedicated component of Automechanika trade fairs worldwide for more than four years and featured at the fourth staging of the biennial Automechanika Johannesburg at Expo Centre, from May 6-9. Exhibitors that displayed… more...
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  • Absa opens doors for businesses in the fuel industry
    May 17, 2015 Press Releases

    Absa opens doors for businesses in the fuel…

    Fuel is a specialised industry affected by complex industry factors such as international oil prices, exchange rates, security of supply, labour costs, lending and its costs and sufficient working capital especially when the fuel price increases. In… more...
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  • Bosch Rexroth optimises luxury vehicle manufacturing facility
    May 17, 2015 Press Releases

    Bosch Rexroth optimises luxury vehicle…

    Bosch Rexroth recently supplied a high-end German motor vehicle manufacturer with a more efficient handling and distribution solution for the conveyance of the vehicles’ interior roof trims along the production line. The solution incorporates a… more...
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  • Freightliner Inspiration Truck - the first licensed autonomous driving truck in the US
    May 17, 2015 Press Releases

    Freightliner Inspiration Truck - the first…

    Freightliner Inspiration Truck with Highway Pilot becomes world´s first autonomous truck to be granted a license for road use in the American State of Nevada Highway Pilot with intelligent sensors and stereo camera in operation on American roads… more...
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  •  Avis tourism increase infographic
    May 17, 2015 Press Releases

    International and local travel remains a silver…

    “In the current economic climate, the car rental industry in South Africa remains under pressure,” claims Lance Smith, Executive of Sales at Avis Budget Southern Africa. “Last year, there was no growth in the overall fleet size and rental days,… more...
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  • The Ingersoll Rand Centac C400 centrifugal air compressors supplied to BMW will streamline their production, and potentially lower their annual electricity consumption by up to one million rand.
    May 11, 2015 Press Releases

    Ingersoll Rand streamlines BMW’s production line…

    By replacing their older and larger plant air compressors with two smaller Ingersoll Rand Centac C400 Centrifugal Air Compressors at their Rosslyn manufacturing plant, BMW South Africa will potentially save over a million Rand per year in reduced… more...
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  • First private-capital MAN TopUsed dealership opens in PE
    May 11, 2015 Press Releases

    First private-capital MAN TopUsed dealership…

    With its parent company, MAN AG, in 2013 assigning priority status to its TopUsed vehicle divisions in Europe and South Africa, MAN Truck & Bus South Africa has issued its first independent TopUsed franchise to Port Elizabeth Truck & Bus, a… more...
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  • Engen goes high tech at this year's NAMPO
    May 11, 2015 Events

    Engen goes high tech at this year's NAMPO

    Engen releases drones at NAMPO 2015 Engen, a leading supplier of lubricants to the agricultural sector, plans to unleash some hi-tech wizardry and an exciting competition at NAMPO Harvest Day 2015, to wow the 70 000 loyal fans expected at the annual… more...
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  • HCV SALES GAIN TRACTION DURING APRIL
    May 11, 2015 Press Releases

    HCV SALES GAIN TRACTION DURING APRIL

    The Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV) segment carried the performance of the local truck industry during April by recording a 9.41% month-on-month growth in sales, to reach 442 units. This brings this segment’s year-to-date sales to 1 745 units, a… more...
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  • Altech Fleetcall rolls out Digital Mobile Radio Network
    May 11, 2015 Press Releases

    Altech Fleetcall rolls out Digital Mobile Radio…

    Altech Fleetcall, South Africa’s leading two-way radio trunking network operator and a division of Altech Radio Holdings, has completed the first phase of its digital mobile radio (DMR) network rollout in Gauteng. The initial portion of the updated… more...
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  • FAW’s new medium truck range, built with South African pride
    May 06, 2015 Press Releases

    FAW’s new medium truck range, built with South…

    FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (Pty) Ltd has launched a new FAW medium-weight truck range specifically engineered for the local market and built right here on South African soil for the southern and central African markets. Summary points: Lowest cost… more...
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  •  Dealer of the Year: L - R: Kevin Pillay, Dealer Principal at Barons Pietermaritzburg (centre) with Thomas Schaefer, Managing Director: Volkswagen Group South Africa (left) and Petra Hoffmann, Director: Sales and Marketing, Volkswagen Group South Africa.
    May 04, 2015 Press Releases

    Barons wins another Dealer of the Year award for…

    Barloworld Motor Retail has done it again - scooping a major Dealer of the Year award. This year it was Barons Volkswagen Pietermaritzburg that was bestowed the honour of winning the Volkswagen Dealership of the Year award. And if winning the award… more...
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  • Ribbon Cutting Ribbon Cutting (f.l._ Lennart Wiechell, Ulrich Braess, Dr. Donald Wich, Peter Redlin, Peter Dettmar, Dietmar Schmitz Markus Weichert, Peter von Wesendonk, Erol Altunay)
    May 04, 2015 Press Releases

    German Pavilion “Fields of Ideas” at the World…

    The opening of the German Pavilion “Fields of Ideas” was celebrated at the Expo 2015 in Milan. This occasion was marked with the symbolic ribbon cutting at the building entrance. “It is in our own interests to actively promote international trade… more...
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  •  VWSA Managing Director, Thomas Schaefer and Manufacturing and Planning Manager, Nick Chapman in the Think Blue. Pavilion. Photographer: VWSA
    May 01, 2015 Press Releases

    Volkswagen is lightening its electricity…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa’s Uitenhage plant has managed to obtain significant energy reductions through the combined initiatives from its Energy Management Team and the actions implemented in last year’s *Master Weekend. VWSA has managed to… more...
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  • IMPERIAL and Lindsay Saker help Soul Food bring food to less privileged
    Apr 30, 2015 Press Releases

    IMPERIAL and Lindsay Saker help Soul Food bring…

    IMPERIAL, through Lindsay Saker, has agreed to a major new sponsorship of Soul Food, a project of the Soul Provider Trust. Through the Soul Food project, surplus food from hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and manufacturers is collected and… more...
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  • Update your skills and knowledge
    Apr 30, 2015 Press Releases

    Update your skills and knowledge

    Update your skills and knowledge at UNISA SBL’s free public lecture on negotiating win-win supply chain agreements Professor Douglas Boateng, Africa’s first Professor for supply and value chain management at the Unisa Graduate School of Business… more...
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  • FAW to showcase latest medium-sized truck, together with other stalwarts, at NAMPO 2015
    Apr 30, 2015 Press Releases

    FAW to showcase latest medium-sized truck,…

    FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (Pty) Ltd will be in full force at this year’s NAMPO Harvest Day in Bothaville from 12 to 15 May, showcasing a new medium weight range launched a few days earlier. Yusheng Zhang, CEO of FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA,… more...
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  • Matrix gives you the option of buying your tracking product online
    Apr 30, 2015 Press Releases

    Matrix gives you the option of buying your…

    One of the first tracking companies locally to offer a fully functional e-commerce solution 28 April 2015; South African’s looking to purchase and install a vehicle tracking device, can now do so online, from the comfort of their home or desk, through… more...
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  • Isuzu Trucks’ Crew Cabs – an industry solution to transport safety challenges
    Apr 30, 2015 Press Releases

    Isuzu Trucks’ Crew Cabs – an industry solution to…

    South Africa’s transport system has always faced many challenges, amongst which is having adequately safe means of transporting labourers and equipment. We have all seen the proverbial image of workers sitting at the back of a vehicle that is laden… more...
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  • SAFETY AND CONVENIENCE TECHNOLOGIES FEATURE IN DISCOVERY SPORT
    Apr 23, 2015 Press Releases

    SAFETY AND CONVENIENCE TECHNOLOGIES FEATURE IN…

    All-new infotainment system for phone calls and music Terrain Response® offers push-button off-roading abilities Safety technologies offer world-class protection for occupants Pretoria, 22 April 2015 – The Discovery Sport, the newest member of the… more...
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  • Matrix moves beyond pure vehicle tracking: Mobile App that is right by your side
    Apr 23, 2015 Press Releases

    Matrix moves beyond pure vehicle tracking: Mobile…

    22 April 2015; The latest version of the Matrix Internet Tracking app has now been released and places the control straight into the hands and the minds of the user. With access to features like vehicle tracking, roadside and medical assistance and… more...
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  • Symbolic cutting of the ribbon at the opening of Hino Isando. Those in the photo (from left) are: Calvyn Hamman, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, TSAM;  Patrick Arthur, Dealer Principal of Hino Isando; Ernie Trautmann, Vice President of Hino SA; Junsuke Ando, General Manager Europe and Africa Division, Hino  Motors Limited and Tetsuji Hitokata, Managing Director of Hino Motors Europe.
    Apr 23, 2015 Press Releases

    SUPER GROUP OPEN FLAGSHIP HINO DEALERSHIP

    Super Group, a leading transport logistics and mobility group which was founded in 1986 and is listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange, has opened a flagship Hino dealership in Isando, which is well-situated in the industrial and commercial… more...
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  • State awards TEMIC tender to manufacture Poynting's DigiAnt
    Apr 23, 2015 Press Releases

    State awards TEMIC tender to manufacture…

    Tshwane East Manufacturing Incubation Centre (TEMIC) is one of the companies that has been awarded the "Supply and Delivery of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Outdoor Antenna and related accessories" USAASA tender. Launched in 2014, TEMIC was… more...
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  • How I brought my fleet costs down
    Apr 20, 2015 Press Releases

    How I brought my fleet costs down

    Nat Mohlatlole has seen his land surveying company grow from a precocious start-up in the late nineties to the bustling Midrand-based consultancy it is today. He has also experienced first-hand the full brunt of the cost squeeze that South African… more...
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  • Higher demand for used cars pushes up pricing in TransUnion VPI Q1 2015
    Apr 20, 2015 Press Releases

    Higher demand for used cars pushes up pricing in…

    The latest TransUnion Vehicle Pricing Index (VPI) shows that used car prices are still tracking very similar to new car prices, continuing the trend highlighted in the fourth quarter of 2014. Used car prices rose to 1.67% in Q1 2015, a 32-basis… more...
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  • Jianyu Hao (Deputy CEO), Haichuan Teng (Chief Financial Officer), Hennie Marnitz  (FAW Bloemfontein),  Deneyse Reyneke (FAW Bloemfontein), Juan Wiggill (FAW Harrismith), Andrew McNaughton (FAW Eastern Cape), Terry Leyland (FAW Klerksdorp), Yusheng Zhang (CEO), Richard Leiter (Executive Director).
    Apr 20, 2015 Press Releases

    FAW Truck Sales and Service partners shine

    FAW Commercial Vehicle Manufacturers SA recently held its annual conference in Johannesburg for Southern African dealer sales and service representatives. “This was a great platform to share information on all aspects related to our FAW truck… more...
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  • With manufacturing production depressed, role of Manufacturing Indaba becomes critical
    Apr 20, 2015 Press Releases

    With manufacturing production depressed, role of…

    13th April 2015 – With last week’s news that manufacturing production decreased by half a percent in February 2015 compared with February 2014, there is a critical need for interventions that will bolster and boost South Africa’s manufacturing… more...
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  • HINO ENDS FIRST QUARTER OF 2015 ON RECORD NOTE
    Apr 20, 2015 Press Releases

    HINO ENDS FIRST QUARTER OF 2015 ON RECORD NOTE

    Hino South Africa made a very satisfying end to the first quarter of 2015 by posting all-time record monthly sales for the Hino brand, with a particularity strong showing in the medium commercial vehicle market. Total sales of Hino and Dyna trucks… more...
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  • Check tyres after long trips for improved road safety
    Apr 13, 2015 Press Releases

    Check tyres after long trips for improved road…

    The more than 40% increase in road accidents over the 2015 Easter holidays, with a recorded 208 car accidents nationally and 287 fatalities, compared to the 148 crashes and 193 fatalities nationally during this period in 2014, puts the pressure on… more...
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  • TransUnion develops innovative technology to simplify dealer stock processing
    Apr 13, 2015 Press Releases

    TransUnion develops innovative technology to…

    The TransUnion 1Check app delivers a unique value proposition for dealers through its Stock Loader feature. 13 April 2015 – Johannesburg; TransUnion Auto Information Solutions and Digital Solutions Group added a new feature to the highly successful… more...
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  • Murray Price, managing director of Eqstra Fleet Management
    Apr 13, 2015 Press Releases

    FUEL PRICE TRENDS IN AFRICA

    For companies operating large fleets in Africa, budgeting for fuel has become increasingly difficult as rapidly changing oil prices and currency fluctuations play their part. Fuel accounts for between 42% and 48% of fleet operating costs, and in… more...
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  • GROWTH LEADS TO SENIOR APPOINTMENTS AT PETERSON
    Apr 13, 2015 Press Releases

    GROWTH LEADS TO SENIOR APPOINTMENTS AT PETERSON

    Peterson, the international energy logistics provider, has appointed Loek Sakkers as director of projects and Stephen McCrindle as supply chain manager, within its offshore business. These new positions have been created in response to growth within… more...
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  • STANLEY® is re-invigorated globally as the brand debuts a new identity
    Apr 09, 2015 Press Releases

    STANLEY® is re-invigorated globally as the brand…

    Stanley Black & Decker has recently undergone an exciting brand refresh for its STANLEY® branded products in the Construction and DIY (CDIY) category, modernising one of the most recognisable brands in the world. The new brand identity exemplifies… more...
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  • General Motors names BASF 2014 Supplier of the Year
    Apr 09, 2015 Press Releases

    General Motors names BASF 2014 Supplier of the…

    BASF`s Coatings division offers the innovative solutions that GM needs BASF received General Motors’ (GM) Supplier of the Year Award for the 10th time in the past 13 years. The award was presented to Joe Schmondiuk, Vice President of Global Accounts… more...
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  • Daimler and Renault-Nissan Alliance expand cooperation to 1-ton pickup trucks
    Apr 08, 2015 Press Releases

    Daimler and Renault-Nissan Alliance expand…

    Nissan and Daimler to jointly develop midsize pickup truck Mercedes-Benz pickup to share some of the architecture with the all-new Nissan NP300 Mercedes-Benz vehicle to be engineered and designed by Daimler to meet specific needs of its customers… more...
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  • ...the Lion launches a bistro
    Apr 03, 2015 Press Releases

    The PEUGEOT Foodtruck: the Lion launches a bistro

    PEUGEOT unveiled its take on the food truck on 2 April, at a special preview hosted by popular Paris event venue Le Carreau du Temple. The vehicle combines innovative new experiences to deliver high-quality food on the go. The PEUGEOT Foodtruck was… more...
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  • Goodyear Road Safety Advice: Upcoming Easter Holidays
    Apr 03, 2015 Press Releases

    Goodyear Road Safety Advice: Upcoming Easter…

    "Where there is DAMAGE, DON'T" Research indicates that badly maintained or damaged tyres are among one of the most widespread factors contributing to accidents in South Africa. Tyres are undoubtedly the most critical safety component on a vehicle as… more...
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  • Smart factory = smart business at WIN Automation EURASIA 2015
    Apr 02, 2015 Events

    Smart factory = smart business at WIN Automation…

    Industrie 4.0 in the spotlight at Eurasia’s leading industrial trade fair Hannover/Istanbul. Robotic arms that mimic animals, unmanned vehicles racing through warehouses, and energy-saving pump systems represent a sample of the Industrie 4.0… more...
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  • Big opportunities for South African manufacturers in Africa
    Apr 02, 2015 Events

    Big opportunities for South African manufacturers…

    With growth rates exceeding those in the developed world – at an average of between 4 and 5% between 2002 and 2014 – African countries provide investors with ample reason to tap into booming consumer demand. With relative ease of access to… more...
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  • EQSTRA WINS LINDT & Sprüngli FLEET CONTRACT
    Apr 02, 2015 Press Releases

    EQSTRA WINS LINDT & Sprüngli FLEET CONTRACT

    Eqstra Fleet Management has been awarded a Full Maintenance Lease contract by Lindt & Sprüngli (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd for a period of 3 years. The contract includes maintenance, tyres, roadside assistance for mechanical and electrical towing,… more...
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  • EXPRO WINS SECOND ENI SAFETY AWARD
    Apr 02, 2015 Press Releases

    EXPRO WINS SECOND ENI SAFETY AWARD

    Leading international oilfield services company, Expro, has been presented with the eni safety award for well testing services at a ceremony held on 30 March 2015 in San Donato, Milan. This marks the second consecutive year Expro has won the award,… more...
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  • AVIS ANNOUNCED AS KASI STAR BRAND WINNER
    Apr 02, 2015 Press Releases

    AVIS ANNOUNCED AS KASI STAR BRAND WINNER

    Avis has been recognised as the leader in the Car Hire (Business and Personal) Category in the 2015/2016 KASI Star Brands Survey which was announced on Thursday 19 March 2015 at the Sowetan Hotel. KASI Star Brands, are brands that are used most… more...
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  • Automotive Engineering Show to create a collaborative platform for technology and auto sector players in auto hub of Chennai
    Apr 02, 2015 Events

    Automotive Engineering Show to create a…

    Dedicated to expanding existing capacities and developing new production units, the Indian automobile industry witnessed investments to the tune of Rs. 22,000 crore in 2012. Three years on, the sector continues to look at boosting investments in… more...
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  • German laser industry shows more encouraging dynamics than the global market trend 2014, branch on the road to further success
    Apr 02, 2015 Press Releases

    German laser industry shows more encouraging…

    According to data compiled by the German Engineering Federation VDMA, Laser and Laser Systems division, companies represented at German locations crossed a magic boundary for the first time by producing laser-based manufacturing systems which exceed… more...
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  • Fuel-efficient lubricants: the answer for the increase in fuel levy
    Mar 31, 2015 Press Releases

    Fuel-efficient lubricants: the answer for the…

    The recent increase in the fuel price confirms speculation that the run of lower fuel prices in South Africa may be coming to an end. The announcement of the 30.5 cents a litre increase in the fuel levy by the Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene… more...
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  • Mercedes-Benz Vans to launch midsize pickup
    Mar 30, 2015 Press Releases

    Mercedes-Benz Vans to launch midsize pickup

    Expansion of product range for sustained global growth Market for midsize pickups primed for first model from a premium manufacturer Mercedes-Benz to enter the high-volume midsize segment before end of decade Main markets: Latin America, South… more...
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  • The Easter Holidays means busier roads
    Mar 27, 2015 Press Releases

    The Easter Holidays means busier roads

    IMPERIAL Road Safety Highway Patrol will be out in full force With the Easter holidays a few days away, where many people will head off on holiday to enjoy the last bits of the warmer weather, Niki Cronje, Group Marketing at IMPERIAL believes that… more...
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  • FAW prepares to bring a Tiger to South Africa
    Mar 27, 2015 Press Releases

    FAW prepares to bring a Tiger to South Africa

    FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (Pty) Ltd has started ramping up production of a new FAW medium-weight truck range, dubbed the Tiger, to be introduced onto the local and southern African markets in May. Building on their impressive record of ‘firsts’… more...
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  • Auto Component Sector Endorses INDUTEC
    Mar 24, 2015 Events

    Auto Component Sector Endorses INDUTEC

    Two high-profile motor industry associations are the latest organisations to endorse the SA Industry and Technology Fair (INDUTEC). Members of the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) are major contributors… more...
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  • Altech Netstar Assures Quality with ISO9001:2008 Certification
    Mar 24, 2015 Press Releases

    Altech Netstar Assures Quality with ISO9001:2008…

    Altech Netstar, part of the Altron TMT group, became one of only two telematics companies in South Africa to receive ISO9001:2008 certification after implementing a comprehensive Quality Management System (QMS) throughout the organisation during… more...
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  • A close up photos showing the load strap attachment device
    Mar 24, 2015 Press Releases

    Serco Introduces Load strapping for Shoprite

    Serco has sourced and fitted unique strapping system to secure pallets, trolleys and general cargo in new trailers delivered to Shoprite. MD Clinton Holcroft said Shoprite approached Serco for a solution to the challenge of securing mix loads of… more...
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  • H100 Bakkie rolls off local assembly line in Hyundai factory
    Mar 24, 2015 Press Releases

    H100 Bakkie rolls off local assembly line in…

    The Commercial Vehicles Division of Hyundai Automotive South Africa has begun production of the popular H100 Bakkie from its assembly plant in Benoni on the East Rand - little more than 6 months after the factory was opened in September 2014 for the… more...
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  • Emanuel Matthaei (50) as the new Sales & Marketing Director on February 1, 2015.
    Mar 23, 2015 Press Releases

    New Sales & Marketing Director for CLARK Europe

    Duisburg, March 6, 2015 – CLARK Europe appointed Emanuel Matthaei (50) as the new Sales & Marketing Director on February 1, 2015. In his new function he will manage all sales and marketing activities in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Emanuel… more...
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  • MAN launches its first Carbon-Neutral Assembly Plant
    Mar 23, 2015 Press Releases

    MAN launches its first Carbon-Neutral Assembly…

    March 17, 2015 - MAN Truck & Bus (S.A.) (Pty) Ltd has officially announced the conversion of its Pinetown assembly plant to solar power. The complete truck and bus-chassis assembly plant is now capable of operating entirely off solar energy and is… more...
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  • MAN Awards Top Dealers
    Mar 23, 2015 Press Releases

    MAN Awards Top Dealers

    MAN Truck & Bus (S.A.) (Pty) Ltd announced the winners of its Dealer of the year Awards 2015 at a gala event held at Kievits Kroon Country Estate on 13 March 2015. The Awards form part of MAN’s ongoing Network Development Programme where strategic… more...
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  • Petro.t.ex Africa: Addressing SA’s Challenges
    Mar 19, 2015 Events

    Petro.t.ex Africa: Addressing SA’s Challenges

    Africa’s petroleum and petrochemical industry faces many challenges, including climate change issues, fuel security and the falling oil price. These will be addressed at the upcoming Petro.t.ex Conference and Exhibition, a major mid- and down-stream… more...
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  • Greater Energy Efficiency for Continental Tyre South Africa
    Mar 19, 2015 Press Releases

    Greater Energy Efficiency for Continental Tyre…

    R65 million investments in new coal boiler house project Reduction of 60% in steam generation costs 9 Mega Watts of power saved per hour PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 18 March, 2015 - As part of its continuous drive to reduce energy costs in the… more...
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  • Export councils could help to boost local export volumes
    Mar 18, 2015 Press Releases

    Export councils could help to boost local export…

    By Shane de Beer, Sales and Marketing Director at TNT International Express Export councils could play a more active role in helping to remove bottlenecks and barriers to entry to export markets and this would have a major impact on the South… more...
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  • {gallery}volvodoty{/gallery}  The Volvo Group Southern Africa, which markets and sells the Renault Trucks and Volvo Trucks brands in the region, recently named their top performing dealers. The company’s Aftermarket Dealer of the Year award was presented to Volvo Truck Centre Upington, while Volvo Truck Centre Bloemfontein walked away with top honours in the Sales Dealer of the Year category.  “The past 18 months have certainly been eventful for Renault Trucks and Volvo Trucks, as we successfully launched new product line-ups for both brands during this period,” said Christian Coolsaet, managing director of Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks SA. “Both brands experienced their best sales performance to date during 2014, so we are very excited about the future of Renault Trucks and Volvo Trucks in the region.”  Coolsaet said the company’s focus is very much on supporting their customers every step of the way, and providing them with quality service, advice and products that adds profit and value to their businesses over the long term.    “That is the reason why when we determined our top dealers, we also took into consideration the dealers’ customer satisfaction scores, as our customers’ opinions are the ones that truly count,” said Coolsaet.  Both Volvo Truck Centre Bloemfontein and Upington grew their businesses exponentially during 2014 – a mean feat if one considers the relatively flat market growth of the local commercial vehicle industry last year.  According to Iain McCabe, general manager of retail development Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks SA, they have been working hard to ensure the continuous improvement of their dealer network.  “As the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, we focus a lot of attention on aspects such as advanced training, the innovative use of technology, communication, financial and business guidance, as well the implementation of international best practices, in order to enhance our dealers’ service to our customers,” said McCabe.  By the end of 2015, the company will have a dealer footprint of 26 dealers in South Africa, which will be a 100% growth in the last three years.  The company opened a new dealership in Harrismith in November 2014, and is in the process of completing a new multi-million Rand facility in Bloemfontein.  “With the Volvo Group being on the cutting edge of innovation in the commercial vehicle industry, we are leading the way in supporting fleet owners in a modern and very practical way,” said Coolsaet. “These innovations include telematics gateways, interactive driver mobile applications and advanced fleet management systems.”  Going into the future, it will become more and more imperative for truck manufacturers to explore and understand a region’s local operating environment, and subsequently adapt their business approaches to meet African fleet owners’ precise transport requirements.    “Operating in the region for over 13 years, we believe that we are able to meet these unique requirements and offer local customers the best transport solutions available – ones that makes a tangible difference to their businesses in real time,” concluded Coolsaet.
    Mar 18, 2015 Press Releases

    Volvo Announces Top Dealers

    The Volvo Group Southern Africa, which markets and sells the Renault Trucks and Volvo Trucks brands in the region, recently named their top performing dealers. The company’s Aftermarket Dealer of the Year award was presented to Volvo Truck Centre… more...
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  • Freedom7 ! FreedomWON brings you their green brand's 7th Electric Conversion
    Mar 16, 2015 Press Releases

    Freedom7 ! FreedomWON brings you their green…

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  • Ford's new Transit Connect, Tourneo Connect Built To Carry Loads of All Shapes and Sizes
    Mar 16, 2015 Press Releases

    Ford's new Transit Connect, Tourneo Connect Built…

    New Transit Connect and Tourneo Connect offer exceptional fuel efficiency, load carrying, durability and flexibility Expands Ford's range of commercial vehicles and people movers, featuring 2014 International Van of the Year - Transit Connect… more...
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  • Off-road driving: when the going gets rough
    Mar 16, 2015 Press Releases

    Off-road driving: when the going gets rough

    As Africa’s economic growth continues to grow faster than anywhere else, South Africans expanding their businesses beyond the border know to look to Africa. Despite Africa’s huge economic growth, it still faces major challenges with infrastructure… more...
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  • After 20 years, Sprinter continues to set the standard
    Mar 16, 2015 Press Releases

    After 20 years, Sprinter continues to set the…

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  • Cleaning-up while training up SMMEs – a perfect formula for the City of Tshwane and New GX Enviro with their FAW trucks.
    Mar 11, 2015 Press Releases

    Cleaning-up while training up SMMEs – a perfect…

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  • Reaching New Frontiers with SAAFF Congress 2015!
    Mar 11, 2015 Events

    Reaching New Frontiers with SAAFF Congress 2015!

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  • 5TH ANNUAL GLOBAL LEADERS-OHS WEEK CONFERENCE
    Mar 11, 2015 Events

    5TH ANNUAL GLOBAL LEADERS-OHS WEEK CONFERENCE

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  • Choosing an ERP system that will support your drive to go global
    Mar 11, 2015 Press Releases

    Choosing an ERP system that will support your…

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  • MV AGUSTA PUTS OUT A CHALLENGE THE 800 RR 3 CYLINDER VERSUS ANY 1000 4 CYLINDER COMPETITOR
    Mar 11, 2015 Press Releases

    MV AGUSTA PUTS OUT A CHALLENGE THE 800 RR 3…

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  • Registration documents for METAV 2016 sent out
    Mar 10, 2015 Press Releases

    Registration documents for METAV 2016 sent out

    Nomenclature expanded – synergetic effects anticipated Frankfurt am Main, 9 March 2015. – The METAV 2016 –19th International Exhibition for Metalworking Technologies – will be opening its doors in Düsseldorf from 23 to 27 February 2016, under the… more...
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  • AfriMold Acquisition Boosts INDUTEC Expo
    Mar 09, 2015 Press Releases

    AfriMold Acquisition Boosts INDUTEC Expo

    Africa’s leading exhibitions company, Exhibition Management Services (EMS), has acquired the well-established AfriMold exhibition brand, which becomes a component show of the comprehensive South African Industry and Technology Fair (INDUTEC). The… more...
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  • To-do-Lists – how to automatically manage them to build brand capital and customer satisfaction
    Mar 09, 2015 Press Releases

    To-do-Lists – how to automatically manage them to…

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  • Dachser South Africa launches head office, sales and logistics centre with multi-user warehouse facility
    Mar 06, 2015 Press Releases

    Dachser South Africa launches head office, sales…

    On Wednesday evening, 25 February, Dachser South Africa celebrated the official launch and roof wetting of the company’s new head office, sales and logistics centre including an extended multi-user warehouse facility in Pomona, Kempton Park. This… more...
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  • Daimler Trucks & Buses South Africa introduces two new bus products as part of 2015 product offensive
    Mar 05, 2015 Press Releases

    Daimler Trucks & Buses South Africa introduces…

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  • See global and local infosec gurus in action at ITWeb Security Summit 2015 AND gain access at the early-bird discount.
    Mar 05, 2015 Events

    See global and local infosec gurus in action at…

    The 10th annual ITWeb Security Summit continues to build on its legacy as the definitive event for information security professionals. The emphasis is on ensuring you get a comprehensive view on protecting your company while doing business locally,… more...
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  • The legislative impact of the amendments to the Labour Relations Act on the fleet industry
    Mar 05, 2015 Press Releases

    The legislative impact of the amendments to the…

    On 1 January 2015, the significant amendments to the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA), came into effect. Subsequently the South African fleet industry will have to comply with the stipulations contained therein. According to Hugo Pienaar,… more...
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  • TITAN UTTO ZF
    Mar 05, 2015 Press Releases

    Fuchs Axle and Wet Brakes Gear Oil

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  • MiX Telematics Newsletter (March 2015)
    Mar 05, 2015 Press Releases

    MiX Telematics Newsletter (March 2015)

    New customers won in Brazil Three fleet organisations in Brazil – from different industries – have recently elected to implement a MiX Telematics solution to boost efficiency and safety within their transport fleets. Transkuba will now monitor in… more...
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  • FOTON EVALUATING SAUVANA SUV FOR POSSIBLE INTRODUCTION TO SA
    Mar 05, 2015 Press Releases

    FOTON EVALUATING SAUVANA SUV FOR POSSIBLE…

    Foton Auto South Africa is currently evaluating a medium/large size SUV based on its Tunland premium one-ton pick-up for possible introduction to the local market. The SUV, which has been named Sauvana, was shown for the first time at the Guangzhou… more...
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  • Imperial Auto dealerships clean up at annual awards
    Mar 03, 2015 Press Releases

    Imperial Auto dealerships clean up at annual…

    It’s awards season in the local motoring industry, and several Imperial Auto dealerships have been honoured by the brands that they represent, highlighting the outstanding customer service that has become synonymous with the group. The Imperial Auto… more...
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  • WIN Automation EURASIA 2015: Turkey’s hotspot for industrial sales
    Mar 03, 2015 Press Releases

    WIN Automation EURASIA 2015: Turkey’s hotspot for…

    Four key industry sectors at one location Bridge to new business in the Balkans, Central Asia, Middle East and Africa Hannover. Turkey is the hub of Southern Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and the former Soviet republics – a region that… more...
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  • 2015 Manufacturing Indaba draws near as manufacturing revitalisation gets underway in Ekurhuleni
    Mar 03, 2015 Press Releases

    2015 Manufacturing Indaba draws near as…

    1 March 2015 - Premier David Makhura said in his recent State of the Province Address that the Gauteng provincial government, together with the Ekurhuleni Metro and national government, would undertake 29 industrial initiatives (under the banner of… more...
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  • How to save a life
    Feb 26, 2015 Press Releases

    How to save a life

    First aid in a collision Picture a scene where a serious head on collision occurs a few meters in front of you. One person has a serious neck wound and is losing blood. The other driver is unconscious and the car looks like it is at risk of catching… more...
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  • Mohammed Noushad from Bakers Transport received one of the high cube dry freight bodies from Tyrone Deyes of Serco.
    Feb 26, 2015 Press Releases

    Serco increases efficiencies for Bakers Transport…

    Bakers Transport have ordered 20 high cube dry freight bodies from Serco after their prime requirement of increasing volumetric loading space was met. Serco prides itself in ensuring customer satisfaction by going the extra mile to develop practical… more...
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  • AVIS’ approach to budget car rental acquisition
    Feb 26, 2015 Press Releases

    AVIS’ approach to budget car rental acquisition

    We would like to take this opportunity to provide you with an update on the progress of Avis taking over the Budget Car Rental brand in southern Africa. The highlights are as follows: We will manage and operate both the Avis and Budget Brands with… more...
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  • Bridgestone in commercial tyre revamp
    Feb 26, 2015 Press Releases

    Bridgestone in commercial tyre revamp

    Bridgestone South Africa has announced changes to its commercial tyre operations. From 2 March 2015, sales and distribution of all new and retreaded truck, bus and earth mover tyres will be spearheaded by a newly-formed company within the… more...
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  • MOBICEL: SMALL BEGINNINGS, BIG FUTURE
    Feb 24, 2015 Press Releases

    MOBICEL: SMALL BEGINNINGS, BIG FUTURE

    A family run business, barely eight years old, and already Mobicel has become one of the fastest phone and tablet suppliers in South Africa. What began as a leap of faith in 2007 has flourished into a company that’s steadily racking up one… more...
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  • Hino Parow (from left) are Hennie Marx, Franchise Executive; Ashley Karra, Service Manager; Wayne Coetzee, Parts Manager; Wouter Nel, Dealer Principal, and Steven du Plessis, Sales Manager.
    Feb 24, 2015 Press Releases

    HINO DEALER OF THE YEAR TITLE GOES TO CAPE FOR…

    The Hino SA Dealer of the Year title has gone to the Cape for the first time with the laurels for 2014 going to Hino Parow. Dealer principal Wouter Nel is justifiably very proud of his team which has broken the stranglehold dealers outside the Cape… more...
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